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Psychedelics: How They Work and What the Future Holds for Them

June 18, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST
Virtual Presentation via Zoom

Hosted by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Mental Health Training Program

Registration is now closed for this seminar.

Presented by Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD

Presenter Bio

Robin moved to Imperial College London in 2008 after obtaining a PhD in Psychopharmacology from the University of Bristol. He has designed human brain imaging studies with LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and DMT, and several clinical trials of psilocybin therapy for severe mental illnesses, including depression and anorexia. Robin founded the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London in April 2019. He was awarded the Ralph Metzner Distinguished Professorship in Neurology and Psychiatry in 2021, University of California, San Francisco. Robin was named among the top 31 medical scientists in 2020 and in TIME magazine’s ‘100 Next’ in 2021.

This course will address the science of psychedelic drugs, their action in the brain and their therapeutic application and action in mental healthcare. It will review scientific research involving human brain imaging as well as clinical trials of psychedelic therapy for a variety of psychiatric illnesses.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic pharmacological action of psychedelics drugs
  2. Analyze the difference between classic psychedelic drugs like LSD and other compounds, like MDMA and ketamine
  3. Discuss the latest evidence for the therapeutic potential of psychedelics in psychiatry
  4. Explain when to anticipate the potential FDA approval of treatments such as MDMA-therapy for PTSD and psilocybin-therapy for depression

Instructional Level


This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.

Instructional Methodology
On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 3 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.

Refund and Attendance Policy

The seminars mentioned above are Free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Employees and Trainees.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted for those who attend the entire lecture.

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